Fundraising FAQ

We hope you find the answer you are looking for here, but if you don't please email us your question and we'll respond as quickly as possible: c4c_crowdfunder@climateforchange.org.au

We also recommend booking in to one of our Information and Inspiration Sessions where we can answer all your questions and more!

What if I've never fundraised before?

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Don't worry! Fundraising is easier than you might think. If there's one thing we've learnt from fundraising ourselves over the past few years, it's that people LOVE supporting their friends.

We're also here to help, starting with our Fundraising Information and Inspiration sessions. If you haven't fundraised before, then we highly recommend coming. We'll talk you through everything, help you set up a page, choose a target and work out a plan to reach it. We'll also connect you with other fundraisers to share ideas and support one another - you might even end up forming a team with people you meet there. Spaces are limited, so RSVP now.

How much time do I need to commit?

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That really depends on you! However the more you put into this experience... the more you will get out of it (cheesy but true!). It is about how much effort YOU can afford to give, what YOU want to learn, and what YOU want to give to Climate for Change. We will be there to support whatever you do and how you fundraise no matter what!

We highly recommend coming to one of our Information and Inspiration sessions and staying on for the strategy session afterwards - we'll help you work out a fundraising plan which will give you a better idea of how much time it will take to reach your goal. Spaces are limited at these sessions, so RSVP now.

How much money do I have to raise?

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There is no minimum we require of you - every bit helps!

However, as a guide:

  • most people find that $300 is the minimum they will raise from simply asking their friends and family or by hosting a movie night; 
  • $600 is the average people raise through crowd funding; and 
  • most of our fundraisers last year raised over $1,000.

Coming to the Information & Strategy sessions is the best way to discover how much you could raise. We'll take you through a proven process to set a reasonable target and have a plan to achieve it. Spaces are limited so RSVP now!

 

I'm a bit uncomfortable asking people for money. Is there another way?

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There are many ways you can fundraise - check out some of our ideas here. And come along to one of our Information and Inspiration Sessions to discover more.

However, if you can pluck up the confidence to ask, we guarantee you'll be surprised at people's reactions. Not only are they likely to say yes, but they may even thank you for giving them an opportunity to make a difference! Most people love to give to make the world better! And they'll often give more than if you do an event or sell something.

This Ted Talk by Amanda Palmer may help, and once again (we can't recommend enough!), come along to one of our Information and Inspirations Sessions to work out what approach will work best for you.

What support will I get?

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We've put together a short guide on ways to fundraise here.

And we'll be running five Information and Inspirations sessions, where we'll answer your questions and which will help you:

  • Understand the work of Climate for Change and how your efforts will contribute to the success of that work

  • Get a sense of the different ways you can fundraise - what we will ask of you and how we will support you

They'll also be a great opportunity to ask questions and meet other people like you with whom you can share ideas and even combine to form teams!

Each Information Session will be followed by a strategy workshop where we will help you work out a reasonable target and develop a plan to reach it. It's amazing how straight forward fundraising can be when you have a plan!

We've also set up a Facebook group where you can share ideas and ask for help from us or other fundraisers and we'll be in regular email contact with you from the moment you sign up, providing inspiration and resources (such as email templates) to help you and answering your questions.

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